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 2020-02-29 16:09 

Taipei Times

Wall Street has worst week since 2008 financial crisis...

Stocks on Friday sank around the globe again as investors braced for more economic pain from the COVID-19 epidemic, sending US markets to their worst weekly finish since the 2008 financial crisis....

 2020-02-29 16:09 

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Cesar award for Polanski prompts outrage, walkout...

Roman Polanski won best director for An Officer and a Spy at a fractious ceremony for the Cesars that ended in walkouts and recrimination in Paris yesterday....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

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Managing remote workers takes more than just apps...

Nicolas Vandenberghe's company has 42 staffers scattered among 36 cities in 15 countries. As technology makes it possible for people to be in constant touch while working remotely, businesses like Chili Piper Inc are becoming the norm....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

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Kenya shuts abattoirs over losses of donkeys to China...

Kenya's agriculture minister has ordered donkey slaughterhouses to be shut down as concerns rise over the theft of the animals by gangs seeking their skin for use in traditional Chinese medicine....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

Taipei Times

Strasburg turns in rough spring debut for Nationals...

World Series Most Valuable Player Stephen Strasburg on Friday had a rough spring debut in West Palm Beach, Florida, giving up three runs in 1-1/3 innings, as the Washington Nationals lost 8-1 to the visiting Tampa Bay Rays....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

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Taipei Zoo inseminates giant panda...

The Taipei Zoo on Wednesday and Thursday performed two artificial inseminations of its female giant panda, which is in its high fertility season, in the hopes of conceiving a new cub for its panda family....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

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Virus Outbreak: US delays ASEAN meet in Vegas...

The US has delayed a regional ASEAN summit scheduled to take place in Las Vegas this month due to fears about the spread of COVID-19, a senior administration official said on Friday....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

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Ski racers start to back away from using toxic waxes...

At ski races across the US, competitors are starting to abandon a type of wax that many count on for speed amid concerns that it contains toxic chemicals that threaten human health, and could reach streams and other critical groundwater sources....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

Taipei Times

Spreading virus causes Europe's markets to drop...

European shares on Friday ended the week down roughly US$1.5 trillion in their worst weekly performance since the 2008 financial crisis as the rapid spread of COVID-19 outside of China saw sustained selling on fears of a recession....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

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Virus Outbreak: Agencies had 60 hours to plan mask rationing...

When Premier Su Tseng-chang () on Feb. 3 announced that the government would start a rationing system to cope with a mask shortage caused by COVID-19 fears, government agencies had only 60 hours to prepare....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

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Virus Outbreak: Churches halt services, take preventive steps...

A number of Catholic church services catering to Filipinos in Taiwan have been temporarily suspended or churches have implemented special measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

Taipei Times

Medalist Sun Yang banned for eight years...

When the hammer came down on a container holding a vial of Sun Yang's blood, it ultimately shattered the career of China's greatest swimmer....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

Taipei Times

Turkey raises migrant pressure on EU over Syria...

Turkey yesterday vowed that the Syrian regime will "pay a price" for dozens of dead Turkish soldiers and raised pressure on the EU over the conflict by threatening to let thousands of migrants enter the bloc....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

Taipei Times

Golden Knights down Sabres 4-2 for eight straight...

Robin Lehner on Friday made 32 saves in his Las Vegas debut, while Reilly Smith scored two goals, as the Golden Knights tied a franchise record of eight consecutive wins with their 4-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

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Taoyuan rebuked over deadly blaze...

The Control Yuan on Monday last week censured the Taoyuan City Government over eight fire-related deaths at a factory in the city two years ago....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Soccer without fans is no long-term virus solution, FIFA's Infantino says...

Playing soccer matches in the long term without fans is unsustainable, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Friday as the spread of COVID-19 causes havoc with sporting events....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

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Chinese warplanes again fly near nation to Bashi...

Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force aircraft on Friday afternoon flew over the sea southwest of Taiwan, the Ministry of National Defense said....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

Taipei Times

Oil plummets on coronavirus panic...

Oil had it worst week since the 2008 financial crisis as panic over the COVID-19 epidemic battered global markets....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

Taipei Times

Slovaks vote in election haunted by assassination...

Slovaks yesterday voted in a general election, with the governing populists fighting for survival amid outrage over the 2018 gangland-style murder of a journalist whose stories exposed high-level corruption plaguing the eurozone country....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

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Virus Outbreak: Railways announce protective steps...

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and Taipei Rapid Transit Corp (TRTC) yesterday each announced new measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

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Virus Outbreak: MOE tells schools to heed four rules...

As universities and colleges are to begin their new semesters tomorrow, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has ordered schools to follow four key preventive measures against COVID-19....

 2020-02-29 16:08 

Taipei Times

New York state sends single-use plastic bags packing...

Consumerist mecca New York targets its throwaway culture this weekend with a ban on single-use plastic bags that has been years in the making and is still rare in the US....

 2020-02-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

Malaysia's Mahathir loses PM row...

Malaysia's Mahathir Mohamad yesterday lost a power struggle, with a little-known ex-interior minister to be the country's new leader in a shock twist that would return a scandal-plagued party to power....

 2020-02-29 16:07 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Five new infections confirmed...

Five new COVID-19 cases were confirmed yesterday, including four linked to the 34th case who are believed to have been infected in a hospital, bringing Taiwan's total number of confirmed cases to 39, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said....

 2020-02-28 16:12 

Taipei Times

Hong Kong police arrest Jimmy Lai for illegal assembly...

Hong Kong police yesterday arrested publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai (), an outspoken critic of Beijing, and two other pro-democracy activists on charges of illegal assembly, drawing international condemnation....

 2020-02-28 16:11 

Taipei Times

Citigroup, Goldman cut stock earnings estimates...

Citigroup Inc expects zero growth in global earnings this year as COVID-19 throttles economic growth, and it warns that even its new forecast might prove too optimistic....

 2020-02-28 16:11 

Taipei Times

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Bookseller vows to remain vocal critic of Beijing...

Hong Kong dissident and bookstore owner Lam Wing-kei () lamented a heavy sentence handed down by a Chinese court to one of his business partners and vowed to continue to speak out against Beijing's persecution....

 2020-02-28 16:10 

Taipei Times

Hyundai halts factory on COVID-19...

Hyundai Motor Co yesterday shut down a factory in South Korea after a worker tested positive for COVID-19, disrupting production of popular models such as the Palisade sport utility vehicle (SUV)....

 2020-02-28 16:10 

Taipei Times

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Virus Outbreak: Indonesian office supplies masks to students, workers...

The Indonesian representative office in Taipei on Thursday said that it is providing about 2,400 masks for Indonesian students and undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19....

 2020-02-28 16:09 

Taipei Times

Turkish troops killed in airstrike...

At least 33 Turkish troops were killed in Syria's Idlib Province after an airstrike blamed on Damascus, prompting condemnation from Washington and a UN warning on the risk of escalation....

 2020-02-28 16:09 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: CECC confirms two more cases...

Two more people were yesterday confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, bringing the nation's number of confirmed cases to 34, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said....

 2020-02-28 16:08 

Taipei Times

NZ, Australian PMs lock horns at fiery meeting...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday told Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to stop deporting "your people and your problems" to her nation in a testy joint public appearance....

 2020-02-28 16:08 

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Virus Outbreak: Remdesivir clinical trials to start in March...

Gilead Sciences is expanding clinical trials of its experimental antiviral drug, remdesivir, for the treatment of COVID-19 into several Asian countries outside China, including Taiwan, the US biotechnology company said in a statement....

 2020-02-28 16:07 

Taipei Times

Climate campaigners win Heathrow runway appeal...

Britain's Court of Appeal on Thursday ruled in favor of environmental campaigners who oppose the building of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest....

 2020-02-28 16:07 

Taipei Times

Denmark smash team pursuit world record three times...

Denmark on Thursday smashed the men's team pursuit world record for the third time in two days as they raced to the gold medal at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships....

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

Behind Europe's Green Deal is a quiet campaign by hidden power brokers...

On her first day in office, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stood in front of world leaders at a UN climate conference in Madrid and promised to make Europe the world's first carbon neutral continent within the next 30 years....

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

Markets facing worst year in decade...

The world economy might be heading for its worst performance since the financial crisis more than a decade ago as the spread of COVID-19 increasingly dashes hopes of a swift rebound....

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

Anger as murderer, rapist pays camels to escape penalty...

The release of a Somalian man on death row for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl after he paid 75 camels undermines a landmark law to curb gender violence and promotes a culture of impunity in the east African nation, women's rights groups sai...

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Concern as virus case reported in sub-Saharan Africa...

Nigeria yesterday reported the first COVID-19 case in sub-Saharan Africa and a major global auto show was canceled in a bid to stop contagion, as the deadly epidemic sent global stock markets and oil prices plunging....

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: CECC identifies Chinese troll accounts, actions...

The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) yesterday unveiled seven duplicate Facebook accounts as well as templates used by Chinese trolls when spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 situation in Taiwan....

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

China pulls virus game from Apple's app store...

Chinese regulators have removed the video game Plague Inc, which has surged in popularity amid an outbreak of COVID-19 in China, from Apple's China app store, saying that it contained illegal content, its developer said....

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

Violence against women is impeding economic development...

The single highest barrier to development globally is neither hunger nor disease — it is gender-based discrimination and violence....

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

Women call for new laws to stop cyberflashing...

University student Sophie Meehan was enjoying a family trip to the theater in London when pictures of a stranger's genitals popped up on her smartphone....

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

US-India expanding strategic ties...

On Monday, US President Donald Trump made his first state visit to India. Officials in Washington believe that India — the world's most populous democracy with a population of more than 1.36 billion — is a natural ally, with the two countr...

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

Smartphone comeback unlikely as virus shakes market...

The global smartphone market might not recover as anticipated this year as the COVID-19 outbreak creates greater uncertainties, a report released yesterday by market advisory firm International Data Corp (IDC) showed....

 2020-02-28 16:06 

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Converted reactor supplies neutrons for more than 120 cancer patients' therapy...

More than 120 people with brain or head and neck cancer have been treated with a boron neutron capture therapy developed by National Tsing Hua University, a team of researchers said yesterday....

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

Virus Outbreak: Pence not fit to head US' virus effort: experts...

As an aspiring US congressman, US Vice President Mike Pence once claimed that "smoking doesn't kill," while as governor of Indiana, he faced heavy criticism for his handling of what turned into the worst HIV crisis in the state's history....

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

Aussie double as Rebels, Waratahs win...

The Melbourne Rebels yesterday survived an Otago Highlanders counterattack to record their maiden Super Rugby win in Dunedin, New Zealand, as the Waratahs broke through for their first victory of the season....

 2020-02-28 16:06 

Taipei Times

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Opportunity exists for better ties: ex-official...

Taiwan and the US should continue deepening defense ties amid concerns about "real wars," former US assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs Randall Schriver said in a video released by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT...

 2020-02-28 16:05 

Taipei Times

Staking a claim on the new economy...

A Feb. 10 Bloomberg report said that 20 percent of semi-finished goods in the global manufacturing industry are imported from China. This can be as high as 40 percent in Asian countries and about 30 percent in the US....

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